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DOJ will continue probes stemming from Michael Brown shooting

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 19:20
November 25, 2014, 6:36 PM|Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for action to identify and isolate the criminal elements who took advantage of Ferguson protests to riot. And, as Bob Orr reports, Holder is also pressing ahead with independent Justice Department investigations stemming from the Brown shooting.
Top Democrat says Obama focus on healthcare in 2009 was mistake
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 19:20
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats made a major political blunder in 2009 when they chose to focus on healthcare reform instead of concentrating on fixing the economy. Charles Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, said it "made no political sense" for the party to push healthcare reform as its highest domestic priority when lack of health insurance coverage affected…
Democrats vow to thwart emerging Republican budget plan
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 19:20
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Congress on Tuesday vowed to reject an emerging Republican effort to split immigration-related funding from a full-year government spending bill that avoids a government shutdown. The plan, being pushed by some conservative Republicans including incoming House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, would provide a short-term funding extension only for immigration agencies as a way to exert leverage against President Barack Obama's immigration order last week.
Gov.'s Ebola myth: Water kills it
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 18:40
CNN's Jake Tapper looks at what people have said that's flat wrong about Ebola.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Security hole may expose your kid's info
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 18:40
STORY HIGHLIGHTSFormer Vice President Dick Cheney interviewed on CNNCheney says Obama may be worse president than Jimmy CarterSome conservatives like Sarah Palin calling for Obama impeachmentNEW: Cheney takes no blame for Iraq, says today's debacle mainly due to Obama (CNN) -- Although a fierce critic of Barack Obama, former Vice President Dick Cheney does not support calls from some on the far right of his party to impeach him, saying it would simply create a…
Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 18:33
By Steve Holland CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation. At least four hecklers, all of them women, yelled at the president at the Copernicus Center where he had gone to promote his go-it-alone immigration plan that will remove the threat of deportation…
Obama may not reduce U.S. troops in Afghanistan by end of 2014
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 18:14
The U.S. may not meet the President's goal of reducing U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan to 9,800 by the end of year, a goal Mr. Obama had announced in May. NATO countries that were supposed to supply the remaining troops to reach a total of 12,000 are telling the U.S. that they cannot meet their troop commitments for the start of 2015 because the Bilateral Security Agreement with Afghanistan was signed so late. If that…
Obama: "No sympathy" for violent acts in Ferguson
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 18:14
President Obama said Tuesday that he has "no sympathy" for people who have turned to violence in Ferguson, Missouri after a grand jury announced it would not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown. "Burning buildings, torching cards, destroying property, putting people at risk, that's destructive and there's no excuse for it. Those are criminal acts. People should be prosecuted if they engage in criminal…
U.S. House to hold hearing on oil export ban
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 18:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A House of Representatives panel will hold a hearing on Dec. 11 to explore whether a decades-old law that prohibits the export of crude oil makes sense in an era of domestic energy abundance. The House subcommittee on energy and power, chaired by Representative Ed Whitfield, will hone in on the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act, drafted in response to the 1973 oil crisis. The law prohibited the export of most…
Obama veto threat for tax breaks
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:13
Officials tell CBS News that top White House aides have been on the phone today warning House and Senate negotiators on a tax extenders bill that President Obama would veto the bill as it's currently formulated. "The President would veto the proposed deal because it would provide permanent tax breaks to help well-connected corporations while neglecting working families," said White House Deputy Press Secretary Jen Friedman. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and the…

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